London-based mixed media textile designer and artist Karen Nicol is quite simply one of the world's best, and best known, embroidery artists. The holder of multiple awards, Nicol is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Art, and has produced frequent commissions for top fashion houses, including Clements Ribeiro, Matthew Williamson, Markus Lupfer, Givenchy, Chloe and Chanel. She's also designed her own lines for Anthropologie and produced pieces with artist Grayson Perry and fashion legend Lidewij Edelkoort.
She is decidedly couture: Look to her for exquisite, detailed, exciting work: once she starts Visible Mending she will be sewing at the tippy-top end of the spectrum.
Not just any old English embroidery company, Hand and Lock are the Royal embroiderers, makers of all the rich and intricate ceremonial military goldwork that's so... View full details